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Palmetto Lager - Palmetto Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Palmetto Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light clean crisp taste than can only be achieved with a Bohemian lager brewed in southern style.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-07-2002)
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sachsich

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i got a 1/6th keg of this for my kegerator. i was excited for the local brew but was a bit let down.
appearance was good with a deep golden color
smell was decent with a floral aroma
the taste was a bit malty
mouthfeel was good with almost perfect carbonation, a bit too carbonated, but close
drinkability was very smooth

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2005 04:38:23 | More by sachsich
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-13-2013 21:37:24 | More by Cynic-ale
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bluedognever

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 14:23:56 | More by bluedognever
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Hattie

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2012 02:35:46 | More by Hattie
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2012 12:23:54 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2014 01:59:41 | More by jmdrpi
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2012 04:25:22 | More by Stinger80OH
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2014 15:22:28 | More by benloho
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2013 23:15:29 | More by greencovesteve
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beernbbq

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very average beer, but good on a hot day, I am sure. Not much taste, either from the malt or the hops. Nothing poorly done or sloppy, just not much to be gained from this, either when it is first opened or as it warms. Still better than an American Macro, but just not as good as the better American Lagers, like a Stoudt's Gold or a Great Lakes Dortmunder.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2003 03:49:49 | More by beernbbq
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Huffs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2012 03:55:27 | More by Huffs
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Enola

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This would be a good camping beer. The beer is light with a thin head. The smell is like a mass produced beer with a sweeter ending. The taste is also like mass produced beer but without the harsh corn bite. The mouthfeel is smooth. I could drink this beer again. A sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 21:37:22 | More by Enola
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blackie

California

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

consumed a six-pack during a recent trip to Charles Towne, review entered from notes

a: golden in color with slight white head

s: smells grainy, a little overly sweet but not bad, clean hop aroma but doesn't really stand out

m: low-med carb (needs more) light medium body

t: pale grain flavor with a clean hop flavor and light bitterness...pretty standard but not bad, finish could be cleaner

d: drinks easily, enjoyable in the heat

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 04:33:43 | More by blackie
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a hazy yellow color, white head that quickly dissipates
S - lightly malty, strong lager yeast and a touch of hops
T - similar to the smell. Dominated by the lager yeast.
M - light bodied, nicely carbonated and crisp
D - I could see this being a tangy summer party lager as a nice choice in a cooler with a few other ales. The drinkability for this to me goes up with the heat index and BBQ factor.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 16:03:46 | More by barleywinebrewer
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TXHops

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Msr. Kbub6f, I have in front of me my first Carolina beer. Even in my pre-BA days, I’m not sure I ever had a Carolina beer. Is that a bad thing? This pale ale pours a textbook amber, with brilliant clarity and a really impressive, smooth, clingy, lacey head of less-than-white foam. A slight acetaldehyde-ish apple aroma under-rode a decidedly fresh malt aroma. A good dose of caramel maltiness (crystal I believe) instantly filled my mouth, followed by the same, slight appley flavor, then a long, bitter-but-not-very-hoppy finish. The fresh crystal malt flavor crept back into the tail, allowing the hopless bitterness to subside a bit. Passing half the bottle over my tongue eventually allowed some murky, non-descript hop flavor to edge along side the mild bitterness. While I liked the nutty, almost cracker-like maltiness, I didn’t particularly care for the faint sour apple flavor and I was ambivalent about the bitterness sans hoppiness. The sourness was reminiscent of Bass and the bitterness harkened McNeil’s beers. The nutty crystal malt flavor conjured images of most American pale ales brewed in the English style. All told, this was a fine beer, but nothing exciting.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2003 20:02:12 | More by TXHops
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thought I'd pick up a local beer as I've never had one before.

Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass. Had no real head to speak of at all. The color was a light yellow with a cloudy texture.

There wasn't much smell about this one. The hops were most prevalent.

The taste wasn't too bad. Although I'm not a huge fans of overly hopped beer, this aspect worked for this beer. It was a solid, zesty taste.

There wasn't a whole lot of carbonation, so it didn't give much pop to the beer.

Even though this is an uneven beer, it's still somewhat drinkable. It had a more complex taste than I was expecting. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 22:54:02 | More by avalon07
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The "Charleston Lager" poured a crystal clear pale golden with a white, tall, frothy head that fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was slight DMS and very fruity with just a slight maltiness and a grainy aroma.

The flavor was fruity, not clean at all, with DMS also present. The flavor was grainy and corny with a slight sweetness and then the bittering comes through just enough to balance out the beer.

The finish was fruity and grainy. The body was medium light.

12 ounce bottle. More like an ale thatn a lager, but very easy drinking. They probably used 6-row malt on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2004 21:31:13 | More by GCBrewingCo
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pour a clear golden color with a rocky head that leaves a few squiggles of lace down the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Grainy aroma with some lager twang

Taste: Bready, up front, with some developing sweet and grainy aspects that appear by mid-palate; after the swallow, the lager twang arrives though the finish has a surprising amount of toffee sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: A bit too sweet for my palate, but certainly an acceptable brew

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 00:00:29 | More by brentk56
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Palmetto is one of those small local breweries whose beers I tend to enjoy. Had this at one of the many seafood restaurants that dot Charleston and thoroughly enjoyed it. It went very well with my dish although the waitress had recommended Palmetto Pale Ale. A good full-bodied brew with a nice sense of hops in both the smell and taste to balance the malts. Crisp. clean taste with a nearly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2003 15:03:51 | More by AtLagerHeads
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that quickly faded away leaving only a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. A very light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of bready and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is quite malty and has some notes of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is a litte filling from all of the malts. A moderate amount of carbonation is evident.
D: This beer is quite sessionable and well-suited for drinking on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 14:25:08 | More by metter98
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Czech Pilsener from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden color, produced an average head, nice retention, and it left a nice amount of lacing on the glass.The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread, and some slight notes of lemon citrus. Light in body, this Pilsener is quite refreshing and crisp. Very nice mouthfeel, plenty of malted grain some earthy hop qualities. Very nice session beer, would make for a great summer beer- a lot more flavor then a macro brewed lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:04:17 | More by GossageBrewery
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KenC

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-01-2013 01:17:54 | More by KenC
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skm

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-14-2012 02:16:26 | More by skm
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pjhalifax

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-02-2013 20:01:20 | More by pjhalifax
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AlexOler


3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-16-2014 04:13:47 | More by AlexOler
Palmetto Lager from Palmetto Brewing Company
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